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Oct 29, 2012 7:30pm PDT
embedded in it. and inside of this ellipse, you see the man who, at the very beginning of los angeles, sold ice creams even before there was a city. the river that moves central to this land base, that is first water, and then concrete, and then water again, is sort of a wish for the future. the quiva at the center, which is the home place, the oven, the womb, as it were. the little, tiny houses that represent first sonora town, east los angeles, all the way through to chavez ravine. and in the land, the sleeping giant, who represents the mexicano/latino population of this region, awakes. first sleeping as a female, then male, then a female who o has the borr hammered into her back, awakes. and her hand pours out the blood that becomes this kind of march of humanity led by a spirit warrior, who is an azteca. i guess i've always been a visual artist. i was known through high school for my capacity to draw. and as i went off to art school, i focused on painting. sculpture was also a great interest of mine. well, we've just officially joined the -- now come into the next segment of the mural p
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
metropolitan los angeles, it has about twice the populati density. it is the world's foremost megalopolis, a series of almost continuous metropolitan areas that exchange a flow of people. and it doesn't stop there. taylor: this whole megalopolis is part of a larger megalopolis, which then stretches west down the coast of japan all the way to the next major megalopolis, which is the osaka/kobe/kyoto megalopolis. taken together, these two megalopolises and the various cities in between them, such as nagoya and other cities, is an incredible, vast megalopolis-- by far the world's largest-- and containing a very large proportion of the japanese population. translator: tokyo's expansion has been striking. many people predicted a breakdown with the strain. but it has neither broken down nor stopped growing. i believe that one of the major reasons for this is the comprehensive transportation network. the system's design resembles a wheel with spokes. people who live in the suburbs can board a train at their local station and ride any of the spokes directly to one of the central stations such as
Oct 18, 2012 7:30pm PDT
ghettos of san francisco and los angeles. so, as the group moved and expanded its traditional christian commitment to social justice, equality, and so on, it changed, and some of the members tended to be more politically committed, with less of an emphasis on christianity. >> social justice, inclusiveness, caring about the poor - these are great ideals. how do we go from these beautiful ideals to tragic suicide in the jungles of guyana? >> i think it's really hard to understand why people who join a group with high intentions and noble ideals end up ultimately killing their children and themselves. and i don't think anyone who joined people's temple in the beginning ever thought or imagined that they would end up on the cover of newsweek as a dead body. but what happens, i think, as you become part of an organization that requires total commitment, you begin to make compromises, which are justified by your faith and commitment - that your goal is worthy; racial equality is something that we want. however, if you begin to coerce people or threaten people, then your goal is comp
Oct 15, 2012 7:30pm PDT
to me, one day i was riding through the third street tunnel in los angeles, and i noticed it looked almost as though the tunnel were breaking up on both sides. the dividing line down the center sort of rose up and broke into pieces. and as the cars sped by, i realized that off in the distance everything was in focus, but everything was moving in periphery. it made the experience of the tunnel very dynamic. and i could see that the normal shape of the tunnel was breaking down and becoming something quite else. it was becoming the illusion of movement. i thought it would be very interesting to be able to catch that kind of thing in a work of art. first, i tried to figure it out much the way you might figure out an equation -- by making little drawings that were very small and then little larger ones or a little more complex ones. and then i began making actual works of art until i finally got to a very simple statement of that illusion in the painting that i call "the tunnel." after the tunnel images, i became more and more involved in movement, thinking of molecules that shimmer as t
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